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Matt Close

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Wyomissing, Pa.

High School:
Wilson

Height / Weight:
5-9 / 175

Position:
Midfield

Major:
Economics

Matt  Close

02/20/2018

Late Run Sinks Men’s Lax

Leopards fall behind early, can’t comeback late in 12-9 defeat

02/16/2018

McCarthy Walks it Off in Men’s Lax Home Opener

Senior co-captain netted the winner in double overtime to best Wagner, 8-7

02/10/2018

Close Brothers Send Leopards to First 2018 Win

Adam and Matt tally five of the 10 goals in a 10-8 victory over NJIT on Saturday afternoon

02/01/2018

Men’s Lacrosse to Prove People Wrong in 2018

Leopards look to surprise in always-tough Patriot League slate

11/13/2017

Men’s Lax Announces 2018 Captains

McCarthy, McAvoy, Close, Roberts to lead Leopards this spring

02/20/2018

Men's Lacrosse vs Manhattan

Feb. 20, 2018

02/16/2018

Men's Lacrosse vs Wagner

Feb 16, 2018

03/21/2016

MLAX vs Lehigh

photos by: Rick Smith

02/19/2016

Lafayette vs. Wagner

Photos by Rick Smith

03/03/2015

Lafayette vs. Penn

Lafayette vs. Penn

2017:Started six of the eight games that he saw action in…tallied six goals on the season coming from four different games…had a pair of goals against NJIT (04/11), then again against Bucknell (04/15).

2016:
Played in all 14 games for the Leopards...tallied three points against Colgate (4/22)...scored two goals in games against UMBC (4/2) and Colgate (4/22).

2015:
Made 10 appearances in his rookie campaign...scored a pair of goals and grabbed eight ground balls...tallied his first collegiate goal at Wagner (2/13)...had a ground ball and a caused turnover at Colgate (2/21)...finished with a goal and two ground balls against NJIT (4/7).

AT WILSON:
Named a US Lacrosse All-American in 2013 and 2014...Selected as the All-Berks Player of the Year his final two seasons, as well as earning All-Berks First Team Midfield honors his sophomore, junior and senior seasons...Amassed 317 points in his career, setting the Berks County lacrosse record in career points...Member of Berks County Championship teams in 2012, 2013 and 2014, as well as earning a District 3 runner-up nod in 2013 and 2014 and a PIAA Elite Eight appearance the past two seasons...Earned First Team Lancaster-Lebanon League Corner Back laurels and was selected to the Lancaster Lebanon League and Voices Berks Senior Classic All-Star games...Winner of the Wilson Lacrosse Founders Award, Rich Romig Award, Michael Ziolkowski Memorial Award, and the E. Jerry Brooks Academic Excellence Award...Was in the top 10% of his class academically all four years, graduating Magna Cum Laude and participating in the National Honor Society in 2013 and 2014.